I’ve been thinking a bit about Immortal Technique. If you’ve never heard of him, he is a rapper and although his lyrics are riddled with the obligatory scatological word bombs, the content and dialogue of his lyrics are filled with political analysis and clearly fall into the classic genre of protest music.
He was one of the earliest “celebrity” supporters of Occupy Wall Street, an enterprise often gifted with the presence of musicians. Everybody always mentions the drummers, but I’ve seen all sorts of music being made there. So, I’ve been thinking about all the great protest music that has chronicled the political movements of our history and the role that music may play in this movement. Read the rest of this entry →